-Recorded three assists in a game for the third time in his career on Apr. 4 vs. VAN
-Tied single season career-high 18 goals
-Scored career-best four goals on Jan. 13 vs. FLA Tied franchise record for goals in a game
-Scored first goal as a Jet on Nov. 18 vs. NJD
-Won AHL Calder Cup in 2009 with the Hershey Bears, celebrating deciding Game 6 win at MTS Centre over the Manitoba Moose...
-Won the Michel-Briere Trophy in 2007 as the most valuable player in the QMJHL
CAREER STATS WITH JETS:
*58 points (21G, 37A) in 87 games
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2007) QMJHL Player of the Year (2007) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007, 2008)
Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), November 24, 2012. Traded to Anaheim by Washington for John Mitchell and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded back to Anaheim, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Brent Moran) in 2014 Entry Draft, September 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2014.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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